Stelis loefgrenii Cogn. 1906Drawing by Cogniaux and The Wikimedia Website

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Common Name Loefgren's Stelis [Swedish Botanist and director of Rio de Janiero Botanical Gardens 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pernambuco and Sao Paulo states of Brazil in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, light brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriacelus, obovate, fleshy, condupliucate, slightly infolded, attenuatebelow into the pseudo petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a [2.8 to 3.6" [7 to 9 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe .

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1976 drawing ok; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its orchids Miller, Warren and Seehauer 2008 drawing good;

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